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    November 12, 2012
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now, the fbi says it knew about the relationship months ago but didn't tell congress or the white house until last week. >> good morning. i'm joe scarborough. thanks for being up this morning, watching on msnbc or listening on xm radio. shoot us an e-mail at way too early. and let us know why you're awake right now. or you can do what fbi director robert mueller does, and text the word awake, followed by your response to 622639. and we're going to read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, november 12th. there's a lot going on today, including positive science of bipartisanship. and mitt romney drowns his
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sorrows in the bottom of a bottle of milk. let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with general david petraeus and his sudden and unexpected resignation as director of the central intelligence agency on friday, citing an extramarital affair. kristen welker reports. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by ball la broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa. she is married. petraeus' downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news those e-mails led to the
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discovery between others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: steven boylen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he has spoken to him twice this weekend and says his former boss is remorseful. >> he said he had an excellent job. and in his words, he screwed up. >> reporter: the fbi agents interviewed general petraeus in late october and concluded there was no criminal violation. members of congress were asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> reporter: this comes as we are learning more about the days leading up to petraeus'
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resignation. eric cantor said in late october, he was tipped off about the situation. i was contacted by an fbi employee, concerned that sensitive, class if ied information may have been compromised. and made certain that director muller was made known of these allegations. however, the president first learned about the incident on thursday, the day petraeus offered his resignation. a senior law enforcement official said the agent's call to a congressional staffer had no effect on the investigation. or the timing of disclosure. still, lawmakers say there's a lot of questions that need to be answered. >> it appears that they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. just doesn't add up. >> reporter: several of petraeus' former aides say broadwell had too much access to the general. she hasn't been shy about sharing details about her relationship with petraeus. and their shared interest in running. >> it ended up being kind of a
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test for both of us, since we both ran pretty quickly. but that was a foundation of our relationship. >> that was kristen welker reporting. nbc news has reached out to general petraeus, and paula broadwell and jill kelly. he was to testify about the attack in benghazi. now, mike morrell is expected to testify in his place. andrea mitchell who broke this story late last week will join us later on on "morning joe." as congress returns tomorrow, members will be confronted with a looming showdown over the deficit and how to avoid the fiscal cliff, the year-end deadline that will trigger tax increases and staggering spending cuts if congress files act. according to "the wall street journal," the white house is going to have an aggressive campaign, that will take the president outside of washington to build support for his proposals. it's a much different approach
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from the private, closed-door negotiations with republicans that failed last year. the president will also meet with labor and business leaders later this week, in an effort to repair relations and build support for his plan before he sits down with congressional leaders on friday. just days after the president reiterated his hard line on not extending tax cuts for the wealthy. bill crystal suggested his party should be open to new ideas. >> i think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership in the republican party and leadership of the conservative movement has to pull back. let people float new ideas. let's have a serious debate. don't scream and yell. it won't kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires. it really won't, i don't think. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. really? the republican party is going to fall on its sword to defend a
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bunch of millionaires? >> speaker john boehner on friday, appeared to give a little ground, suggesting that limits on tax deductions could be part of a deal, something that senior obama adviser, david axelrod, said was a step in the right direction. >> i think the speaker's comments have been encouraging. and obviously, there's money to be gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reduction. so, i think there's a lot of ways to skin this cat, so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> axelrod also pointed out that exit polling from the election showed 60% of the american agreed with raising taxes on the highest earners. there's a renewed focus on immigration policy, following a presidential election that saw a growing divide between republicans and the hispanic community. now, two senators on opposite sides of the aisle says they're confident they can push through
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reform. chuck schumer and lindsey graham are revisiting a plan they proposed together back in 2010. >> i think we have a darn good chance, using this blueprint, to get something done this year. the republican party has learned that being anti-illegal -- anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically. and they know it. >> it's one thing to shoot yourself in the foot. just don't reload the gun. so, i intend not to reload this gun when it comes to hispanics. i intend to tear this wall down and pass an immigration reform bill that's an american solution to an american problem. we have nobody to blame but ourselves when it comes to losing hispanics. and we can get them back with an effort on our part. >> two years ago, president obama called schumer and graham's proposal a promising framework. the greek parliament has approved an austerity budget for
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the next year. let's take a look at the early markets. cnbc's julia chatterly is live in london. greece had to do this, despite mass protest in the street. >> absolutely. one difference we saw was there was no reported violence, which is something we've seen over the last few votes. this budget vote did pass. along with the austerity vote we saw last week. and what this means is now, greece is qualified to unblock the next bailout. somewhere around $40 billion worth. this is crucial at the same time we have the eurozone finance ministers meeting today. they're not expected to sign off on the $40 billion worth. why? we're waiting for the debt sustainability analysis. this is a crucial issue, too. greece has warned they could run out of cash as early as this week. we're watching this week as they try to raise cash to bridge the gap in the interim.
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we try to take it to the brink. two, key points here. we expect them to get the cash ultimately. and, they are going to get more time to pay their debts back. but the key question is, is that even going to be enough or what more needs to be done? back to you. >> julia, thanks so much. still ahead, another sunday, another terrible game for jets quarterback mark sanchez. can coach rex ryan resist calls for a tebow takeover? highlights from the nfl are straight ahead. plus, the best of "saturday night live." mitt romney drowns his election night sorrows by, chugging milk. okay. that clip and a check on the weather. the joint chiefs of staff
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saw the temperature contrasts in the midwest. now, it's in the 20s and the teens. a very cold morning from denver to minneapolis, to kansas city, st. louis. a little chilly for your standards even in dallas. we have rain out there this morning. ohio, west virginia, michigan, indiana. down through kentucky. just light rain. it's not going to cause too many issues. the airport should be okay. but a soaking, light rain will last four to six hours over many locations including mississippi, alabama and around new orleans. for a lot of the big cities, a nice day for the cleanup. temperatures in the mid-60s there. and if you're flying out to the pacific northwest, could deal with some rain and snow out there. and a little peek at tomorrow's forecast, that front then kicks through the eastern seaboard. at that time tomorrow morning, it will be rainy for new york and d.c. but by the time we get to tuesday afternoon, that clears out. but once again, guys no big storms heading this way. a nice, peaceful, quiet, normal fall weather week. >> thanks very much.
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time, now, for sports. >> good. >> should i do sports? >> why not? you're the expert. >> i do everything else. just sit there. you're like a potted plant. sit there and look pretty. we'll start with the bears hosting the texans last night, in a match-up of two of the nfl's best teams. second quarter. tied at 3-3. matt schaub hits arian foster for a touchdown. texans go up 10-3. that would be the only touchdown in the game. in the second quarter, jay cutler beats the pass to devin hester. but hester is hit hard on the play. cutler would leave the game with a concussion. and would not return. bears lose the game. and their quarterback, as the texans go on to win, 13-6. texans have the best record in the afc at 8-1. bears, now 7-2. saints at home against the undefeated falcons. saints down 10-0. chris ivory gets the handoff and
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look at this. bounces to the outside. makes a couple of defenders miss. and finishes off the run with a stiff-arm. that's a 56-yard touchdown for chris ivory. step ahead to tepid of the fourth quarter. saints holding on to a one-point lead with 16 seconds to go. falcons going for it on fourth and one. but matt ryan's pass is dropped by tony gonzalez. and that would seal it. saints win, 31-27, handing the falcons their first loss of the season. new orleans has won four of their last five games. what happened in philadelphia? >> let's look at the eagles hosting the cowboys. a critical game for both teams. tied at 7-7 in the second quarter. michael vick scrambles and is eventually brought down hard. his head bounces off the turf. vick would stay in the game one more play before leaving with a concussion. so, rookie nick fowles comes in to replace vick. one-score game at this point. but the pass from fowles is
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tipped in the air. and carr raced down the sideline and goes in for the 46-yard touchdown. cowboys win. cowboys are 4-5. eagles drop to 3-6. >> not a lot of good news for the east coast, if you look at what happened to the eagles. but at least we have the new york jets. we have the jets. and mark sanchez. this guy -- >> he's like a model. >> i'm so glad that rex ryan is staying with this guy. >> when you see talent, you have to commit to it. time to check in on the jets out on the weekend, facing the seahawks. it was more of the same for the jets offense. mark sanchez tears down his receiver. and richard sherman steps in front of the pass for the interception. jets squander a chance to put points on the board. jump ahead to the fourth quarter. sanchez back to pass. richard sherman comes on the blitz. sanchez can't hang on to the ball. the fumble is recovered.
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by the seahawks. >> dude. just -- >> 124 yards passing. no touchdowns and two turnovers. >> what's the show where they give the guy a rose. "the bachelor." just go on "the bachelor." >> jets have scored one touchdown in the past seven quarters. they're off to their worst start since 2007 at 3-6. >> rex ryan, what a joke. what an absolute joke. >> be nice. >> this organization is collapsing and he's too stubborn to try tebow out. if he doesn't work, go to your third-string quarterback. a guy from a little team in tuscaloosa. all my teams lost this weekend. >> you know so much about teams. you get behind the winning teams. >> every one, i lose. i need to move to nova scotia. >> joe's team -- >> i thought we were going to do the giants. >> we're going to alabama
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because they had a stunning loss to texas a&m on saturday. we had a major shakeup of the standings. kansas state has moved into the top spot. it's oregon who really benefits. they jump to number two. they're now in position to play for the national title. notre dame moves to third. and alabama drops to four. the tide will play fifth-ranked georgia in the s.e.c. title. >> the notre dame team, this is the best notre dame team in a while. they could put up a good fight against pensacola high school. >> i didn't watch. are they really that bad? send your e-mails. >> tweet him. coming up at the top of the hour. we're not talking about crimson tide. maybe we'll talk about the commodores. how general david petraeus'
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resignation, affects everything on capitol hill. the president of the council on foreign relations joins us to discuss. when we come back here, we're going to huddle around the watercooler. ja "saturday night live" thinks of what mitt romney thinks now that the election is over. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase.
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are you serious? have you called the fbi? >> no. i just delete them. >> if you get a harassing e-mail -- >> photographs. >> are we on? okay. great. listen. we told you at the top of the show, that david petraeus resigned as cia director after details of his extramarital affair became ugly. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends that petraeus served the shortest term of any cia director since 1977, when george w. bush left the post after just under a year. bush was appointed by gerald ford in 1976. but jimmy carter declined to have bush stay on under his administration. >> enough with the real news. should we do the cooler. let's go to lewis. >> let's gather around the water cooler. watch "saturday night live."
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watch how mitt romney is handling the postelection blues. check out a milked-up mitt. >> father? >> tagg, i told you to give me a moment. >> i'm not tagg. i'm one of your other sons. >> of course. hello, matt. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin. i'm sorry. that was uncalled for. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >> what do you think, you share a drink with your old man. >> father, i'm only 38. now, come inside. >> in a moment, matt. in a moment. >> hello, mitt. >> hello, karl rove. >> i still think you can win
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ohio. look, now might not be the best time. but could i borrow $300 million? i'm okay. >> good thing karl rove's okay. mika and joe sat down with the ladies of "the view," to talk about the election. let's look at the clip. >> do you think the next four years are going to be very different? that president obama truly has a chance to make more of a difference? >> i think they have to be. and what will force the issue is the fiscal cliff. we'll have both sides looking ridiculous enough going down the path of europe if we don't watch out. and i can't imagine. i know when you get to washington, something happens. you take a stupid pill and you can't tell the truth. >> i'm still taking them. >> you can't stop. you're addicted. they're so much fun. >> they're great. >> i love the ladies of "the
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view." i don't know how they do it. they keep it going. they keep you under control. >> they're the best. what are you laughing about? you love "the view," too. >> he's here. i'd like lewis to finish "the cooler", please. i want to respond to the ladies of "the view." they're fantastic. gorgeous. what else do you have, lewis? >> i'm wondering, lewis, do you have any stories on -- about the brutal sport of japanese bowling? >> in an annual test of international strength took place. japanese pole pulling. >> what is that? >> it's japanese pole pulling. it's pull down the pole in japanese. they split into two teams. teams are allowed to use any means to defend their pole. yesterday, the strategies was place it on the top of the pole, to kick and punch the opponents.
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despite all of the brutality, there were no injuries. >> we need to bring this sport to america. >> thanks. that was a little better this time. >> you see why we won world war ii. >> men fighting over poles. still ahead, why are you awake? your tweets, texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" just moments away. >> seconds away. last thanksgiving, about 2 million people tried to deep-fat-fry their turkey. 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods. and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand.
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